The New York Times reports:
Ron DeSantis needs “to take a sledgehammer” to Vivek Ramaswamy, the political newcomer who is rising in the polls. He should “defend Donald Trump” when Chris Christie inevitably attacks the former president. And he needs to “attack Joe Biden and the media” no less than three to five times. A firm associated with the super PAC that has effectively taken over Mr. DeSantis’s presidential campaign posted online hundreds of pages of blunt advice, research memos and internal polling.
After The Times reached out to Never Back Down for comment on Thursday, the group removed from the website a key memo summarizing the suggested strategy for the debate. Super PACs are barred by law from strategizing in private with political campaigns. To avoid running afoul of those rules, it is not unusual for the outside groups to post polling documents in the open, albeit in an obscure corner of the internet where insiders know to look.
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Ron DeSantis’s proposed debate strategy:
1. Attack Biden and the media 3-5 times.
2. State DeSantis’s vision 2-3 times.
3. Hammer Vivek Ramaswamy.
4. Defend Donald Trump.
This is a coward’s strategy. You can’t beat a bully by defending him.https://t.co/M8uiBCRgfT
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 17, 2023
2024 candidate Vivek Ramaswamy (R) on memo advising Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to “take a sledgehammer” to him in the debates:
“I think the GOP sometimes, when you have professional politicians, they use attacks on other candidates as a substitute for a message of their own.” pic.twitter.com/9rriT0liTP
— The Recount (@therecount) August 17, 2023